Pilot Awards

The CTSI provides pilot funding for innovative translational research and the development of innovative translational research methods at BU. This encompasses the continuum from the development of new therapies and diagnostic tests to studies of the population health impact of health interventions.

As all Pilot Translational and Clinical (PTC) pilot projects must have clear paths to translation and commercialization, the program includes entrepreneurs and business executives from relevant industries as reviewers and project advisers. For example, the Coulter Translational Partnership, the Ignition Award, and NIH NIBIB Center for Future Technologies in Cancer Care programs include on their grant review panels individuals with extensive industry and entrepreneurial leadership experience in pharmaceutical development, biotechnology, or biomedical engineering. One of the CTSI’s advisory committees that offer stakeholder perspective and advice, the Biotechnology Advisory Committee, generally focuses on risk–benefit analyses for pilot award funding for applications with a technology base.

Pilot Symposium – April 2019

Available Resources for Pilot Grantees
Current list of opportunities
List of past pilot grant recipients
Review Panel Members

2019 – 2020 CYCLE

Release Date: November 18, 2019
Application Due Date: January 6, 2020 5PM EST
Funding Announcements: Early Spring, 2020
Earliest Activation Date: April 1, 2020 or July 1, 2020 (for DOM funded awards)

Pilot Information Session: 

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